London, July 10 : World number one tennis player Roger Federer has said the presence of his wife Mirka and twin daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva at the Centre Court made him emotional after winning the Wimbledon title.
Federer beat local boy Andy Murray to win Wimbledon for a record seventh time, equaling legends Pete Sampras and William Remfry's record of most titles at the All England Club.
"I think the dream of Mirka has been almost fulfilled by them being able to be on Centre Court watching the trophy ceremony. It's almost too good to be true to be honest," The Telegraph quoted Federer, as saying.
"In Australia, when I won in 2010, it was a night session, and they (daughters) were still too young to be there. Obviously, as a parent, you're always very protective, but when I won in Basel last year, Mirka surprised me by bringing the girls out for the trophy ceremony, which was very special," he added.
"But this was completely different, very, very unique, because it was Wimbledon, where so many of my great victories happened, so that I felt very emotional seeing them and sharing such an intimate moment in all this craziness which was happening," he said.
Federer admitted that the arrival of his children has helped bring a new balance to his life, and his victory on Sunday made you wonder if part of his future drive, with his daughters soon to be old enough to appreciate their father's wonders.
"It would be nice but it's not my number one drive to play tennis to make sure they know who daddy was. The legacy for them? I don't know," Federer said.
"They won't remember - they barely remember today what happened yesterday - but one day, I hope they look back and think that was a good thing we did," he added. (ANI)
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